Eligibility Criteria

Eligible Doctoral Candidates (DC)

  • Must not have a doctoral degree at the date of their recruitment. Candidates who have successfully defended their doctoral thesis but who have not yet formally been awarded the doctoral degree will not be considered eligible.
  • Can be of any nationality but must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the recruiting organization for more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately before their recruitment date. Time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention (1951 Refugee Convention and the 1967 Protocol), compulsory national service, and/or short stays such as holidays are not considered.
  • Must meet the entry requirements for PhD enrollment in both the Host and in Joint Institution. They must hold a 2nd Level Master Degree (120 ECTS + 180 ECTS in a bachelor degree) or a Single Cycle Degree (minimum 300 ECTS), or a comparable university degree (Second Cycle qualification) in a discipline relevant to the Individual Research Project (IRP) which they are applying for.
  • Are required to be proficient in the English language. English proficiency of short-listed applicants shall be assessed during the selection interview.
  • Must be available to enroll full-time in the PhD program at the Host institution by September 2024; eventual suspensions for family or personal reasons shall be discussed with the granting authority. Candidates with the possibility of earlier enrolment will be prioritized.
  • Must be available to move between the two collaborating universities according to a mobility plan defined at recruitment time and to complete secondments (temporary transfer to another Re-Make partner) during the term of his/her employment.
  • Must actively participate in the events organized by the network, such as training/network events, outreach activities targeting different audiences, and the Design & Certify exercise.
  • Accept the obligation to work exclusively for the action
  • Are aware of and adhere to the principles set out in the Commission Recommendation on the European Charter for Researchers.
  • Understand and accept that their application may be subject to security and background checks. Re-Make is a collaborative program between different European beneficiaries and international partners. In this regard, Re-Make partner countries may have restrictive measures in place following the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) sanctions regimes. Applicants who are nationals or residents of countries, against which restrictive measures are in place, may be subject to additional security checks and procedures, and eventually restrictive measures.

How to Apply

Candidates may apply for more than one project (maximum 3), but only a single application has to be produced, in which the Candidate must provide the list of fellowships for which they are applying. The list must be completed in order of preference.

List of Mandatory Documents to be Provided:

  1. Application Forms: personal and contact information, and the list of individual research projects (IRPs), in order of preference, for which the candidate is applying (Fill both online Application Forms)
  2. Detailed CV: strictly following the attached template: ReMake-CV_Template
  3. Motivation Letter: max 800 words; the candidate needs to describe her/his current scientific background, the specific interest in one (or more (max 3)) research projects within Re-Make program, and any relevant skills, experience, or knowledge that fit the role.
  4. Copies of Degrees and Academic Transcripts: for both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Academic records not written in English should be accompanied by a translation into English (it can be either an official translation or self-translation at the time of application, to be officialized later at the recruitment stage). If the candidate has not been awarded the qualifying degree yet, he/she should provide a document proving the expected graduation date)
  5. English Proficiency Certificate: TOEFL, IELTS, GRE scores/certificate
  6. Scanned Copy of a Valid ID: national ID, passport or equivalent
  7. Two Letters of Recommendations

All the above-mentioned documents must be sent through the Online Form 1 and Online Form 2. The documents can only be processed once both forms have been completed. This is a compulsory procedure, any other means/format for applying will not be accepted.

All data provided by the applicants are processed solely for the Re-Make call for applicants.

MSCA Benefits

The EU provides support for each recruited researcher in the form of

  • a living allowance
  • a mobility allowance
  • if applicable, family, long-term leave, and special needs allowances

In addition, funding is provided for

  •  research, training, and networking activities
  • management and indirect costs